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Oak School Ground Breaking
Antonio Riley, HUD’s Midwest Regional Administrator; City of Flint’s Mayor Dayne Walling; Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05); Chris LaGrand, MSHDA’s Chief Housing Investment Officer along with Chuck Vliek, Executive Director of Michigan... read more

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Following the groundbreaking ceremony in September that announced the transformation of the former Oak Street School, Communities First hosted its first progress walk through open to the community on Nov. 22. Glenn Wilson, Communities First Executive Director, said that the organization will be... read more

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With a $3.7 million HUD 202 Senior Housing grant, and additional funds from MSHDA and federal historic tax credits, Communities First, Inc., a local community housing development organization in partnership with the Genesee County Land Bank, is developing the old Oak School into 24-units of... read more

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The Grand Traverse District neighborhood began a major undertaking on Friday, Sept. 6 as its most prominent piece of blight, the former Oak Street School, officially started its transformation from eye sore to remodeled, functional property.
The project will be an almost one million dollar... read more

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For years the residents of the Grand Traverse neighborhood have yearned for something to happen at the vacant Oak School.
Vacant since 1998, when it was last used by Community Mental Health, the facility was shuttered as kindergarten through sixth grade school in 1976 because of declining... read more

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It's been 15 years since the hallways of Oak School have been filled with the sounds of children.
Since then, the once-bustling red brick school in Flint’s Grand Traverse neighborhood has stood empty, its tall windows covered in boards.
Now, the stately building is getting a second... read more

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FLINT, MI – Verna Cowell attended Oak School for seven years and still lives in the same Grand Traverse neighborhood home nearby that she grew up in.
On Friday, Sept. 6, she was at the groundbreaking for a $5 million project that will rehab the old school into a 24-unit apartment complex... read more

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FLINT -- A Flint-based non-profit is taking what is old and making it new again.
Flint officials gathered to celebrate the renovation of a century old historic building in Flint Friday.
The Old Oak Elementary located across from the White Horse Tavern in the Grand Traverse... read more

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FLINT (WJRT) -
(09/06/13) - One of Flint's "oldest" buildings is getting a "new " look.
The former Oak School in the Grand Traverse neighborhood district will be turned into affordable housing for seniors.
The project is expected to take a little more than a year. In addition... read more

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FLINT, Michigan — The city may finally have a viable plan to breathe life into the old Oak School, a historic site dating back more than a century in Flint’s Grand Traverse neighborhood.
If a local developer gets his way — and $5 million from the federal government — the stately former... read more

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